High Speed Burning via USB2.0 - Waitec FrisbyII

Read Performance Part I: Data

Pressed CD Read Speeds

We used a commercially pressed data CD nearly 74 minutes in length (73:21.05 to be exact).

As the Nero CD Speed screenshot shows, the drive operates in Full CAV mode. This means that the CD spins at a constant speed and the data transfer rate increases steadily as the writer moves toward the outside of the media. The maximum transfer rate of 40.78 we measured narrowly exceeds the specified 40x. In direct comparison with competing USB2.0 models (Liteon LXR-24101A, Yamaha CRW-F1UX) the Frisby's very fast random access time of 88 ms is a pleasant surprise.

Original CD Average Reading Speed Start Reading Speed End Reading Speed Access Times Random Access Times 1/3 Access Times Full
Liteon LXR24101A 30.20X 19.52X 39.84X 97 ms 106 ms 173 ms
Waitec Frisby II 30.92X 20.36X 40.78X 88 ms 102 ms 174 ms
Yamaha CRW-F1UX 31.93X 18.65X 42.15X 127 ms 149 ms 260 ms

This will save a lot of time when installing software.

CD-R Read Speeds

For this test we used a 1:1 copy of the original CD mentioned earlier. The TDK CD-R80 Metallic media provided us with the following ATIP information:

  • ATIP: 97m 15s 17f
  • Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
  • Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy; e.g., phthalocyanine)
  • Media type: CD-Recordable
  • Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
  • Nominal Capacity: 702.83 MB (79m 59s 73f / LBA: 359848)


CDR Average Reading Speed Start Reading Speed End Reading Speed Access Times Random Access Times 1/3 Access Times Full
Liteon LXR24101A 30.18X 20.05X 39.69X 102 ms 111 ms 173 ms
Waitec Frisby II 30.97X 20.40X 40.72X 93 ms 99 ms 183 ms
Yamaha
CRW-F1UX
32.00X 18.89X 42.12X 123 ms 145 ms 265 ms

This drive is also very fast when using CD-Rs, although seek times are slightly slower than with a pressed CD.